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#1 statua angelam

Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

It's hot (in lots of places), it's Friday, EB has its quota of crazy for the day....

We need a bar.

Join me?

Edited by Ange Vert, 01 December 2012 - 09:09 AM.


#2 statua angelam

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Bump?

#3 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

Yup, I'm a regular as you know! Just waiting for my wine to cool down in the fridge (should I put it in the freezer or would that be a really bad idea?)

So are you baking AV for your daughter s birthday?

#4 Girlo

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

Sorry - but my no drinking for November goes for one more night!! Hope you get some buddies!

#5 HollyOllyOxenfree

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

Oh yes.

I have no alcohol sad.gif And no DH to go and fetch me alcohol sad.gif But I do have air con that is keeping the house relatively cool.

How's your week been? I feel like mine disappeared completely. Got most of the christmas shopping done at least, so that's something

#6 skylark

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

I just poured myself a glass of Baileys on ice, because it's Christmas, therefore ridiculous cream liqueurs must be drunk!



#7 madmother

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Hell yeah! Just spent over 4 hours defleaing dogs and they still have some alive.

The preventatives have stopped working so I sat for 2 hours with a bowl of hot water and a flea comb before pickup, then came home, washed both dogs, scrubbed out dog run and then sat for another hour combing out more live fleas!


Argh - super fleas!

DRINK!

#8 statua angelam

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 30/11/2012, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup, I'm a regular as you know! Just waiting for my wine to cool down in the fridge (should I put it in the freezer or would that be a really bad idea?)

So are you baking AV for your daughter s birthday?


The only problem with wine in the freezer is if you forget to take it out in timely fashion!

Well...I have a recipe and ingredients for a honey coconut cake.  To be honest, I am so knackered I'm toying with sending DH out to buy a cake!  But I might perk up a bit when he gets home and starts helping with baby-wrangling, so we'll see...

QUOTE (HollyOllyOxenfree @ 30/11/2012, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How's your week been? I feel like mine disappeared completely. Got most of the christmas shopping done at least, so that's something


Much the same.  My to-do list didn't move much, but I did get a fair bit of Christmas shopping done.  I'm doing a lot of it online this year... cool.gif

#9 Chaos in stereo

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

Nursing a Coopers, should be cooking dinner (for the grownups) but it's too hooooooot  wacko.gif

I'll just wait till I'm too tipsy to cook and have some cheese and crackers instead, followed by chocolate icecream. Win.

#10 Coffeegirl

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

I'm in.  Just wrote a vent about my experiences with Apple today.  Cranky.

Drinking a Dirty Granny now and the steam coming out of my ears is slowly depleting.



On the up side I have 95% of my Christmas shopping done.  Just need to buy a clamshell pool/sand thingy and some sand for my neice and then the food shopping.    I feel very organised this year.   After finding myself in Kmart at 1am on the 24th last year I swore I'd have it done by Nov 30th this year .   eexcite.gif

#11 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE (Ange Vert @ 30/11/2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only problem with wine in the freezer is if you forget to take it out in timely fashion!

Well...I have a recipe and ingredients for a honey coconut cake.  To be honest, I am so knackered I'm toying with sending DH out to buy a cake!  But I might perk up a bit when he gets home and starts helping with baby-wrangling, so we'll see...



Much the same.  My to-do list didn't move much, but I did get a fair bit of Christmas shopping done.  I'm doing a lot of it online this year... cool.gif

Honey coconut cake sounds lovely! Don't think I've ever had one......but go with buying a cake if you are too tired to bake.....I don't think she'll remember it!

So.....my post count is 999..... Should I save my 1000th for something really special? Maybe I can start up a crazy WDYT thread...hmmmm.....

#12 Coffeegirl

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 30/11/2012, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yup, I'm a regular as you know! Just waiting for my wine to cool down in the fridge (should I put it in the freezer or would that be a really bad idea?)

So are you baking AV for your daughter s birthday?



If you out it in the freezer, set your kitchen timer to remind you to take it out.  I find 20 minutes is usually enough wink.gif  

Or if I can't wait long enough and its a quaffing wiine I'll drop an icecube in the first glass  ph34r.gif

#13 Paddlepop

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

I'm here. No alcohol but I do have nice cold water with ice cubes. Brisbane has been hot today but not as hot as other parts of the country. Apparently our really hot and stormy (of course) weather will be next week.

DD and I currently eating some toast while waiting for DH to come home from work, and toys are scattered everywhere all over the floor. She has been busy playing with Fisher Price Little People toys. Oh, and she followed me into the toilet before that and cuddled me while I was sitting on the toilet. Motherhood is so glamorous and exciting.

ETA DD is 2yrs 10mths old.

Edited by Paddlepop, 30 November 2012 - 06:19 PM.


#14 HollyOllyOxenfree

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE (Coffeegirl @ 30/11/2012, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Drinking a Dirty Granny now and the steam coming out of my ears is slowly depleting.


ooh, I've seen that in the shops but not tried it yet. good?

Ange, honey coconut cake sounds delicious. care to share the recipe?

Lucretia, make it something juicy but believable. Everyone is clearly a bit heat crazy today so it could be epic

#15 Expelliarmus

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

I need a bar! Year 3 are going to drive me to ... something.

Kid #1 stood on a chair this morning and proclaimed loud and long that SANTA'S NOT REAL! Luckily I don't think anyone was scarred for life and I didn't get nay irate parents chasing me down at the end of the day (there's always Monday ...)

Kid #2 asked me if my book about Santa that I hadn't given her to read was real in front of a very impressionable FYOS child during shared play ... I convinced her and her friend to not spoil it for the 'little kids'. They seemed chuffed to be entrusted with 'the secret'. I don't have any irate parents chasing me about making their kids tell lies (but there's always Monday ...)

Kid #3 stole from me and because I'm so overhwelmed it was what made me cry.  cry1.gif  $12 of money form my own pocket on a fun Christmas craft kit that she stole, took home, big sister returned and then while I was out of the room yesterday she stole back and completely wrecked. i found it in the bin and it was just enough to completely break my heart and my will and my spirit.  sad.gif  Burst into tears been teary all afternoon ... still teary now.

Then got told that I was harsh on the 'poor little babies' when I told them enough mucking around and 'you're going to need this skill one day so get on with it!' (we were sorting and categorising Christmas words - because one day when you are an adult you will need to sort stuff, so we are practising that skill) The kids are 8 and 9. They are not babies. And I'm not harsh.

How hard is it to frigging sort a few Christmas words into a couple of categories? But no. Apparently this was too much to ask.

*Opens herself up to an EB flogging for teaching Christmas to the little children - because on Wednesday I'm going to fill them in on the Nativity story - call me crazy but a basic understanding of the Mary and Joseph story is something valuable for understanding the world around them and when a kid asks "What's a Joseph?" you think they might need to at least hear the story ...*

#16 blue86

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

I'm in... am on my third glass - first two were cheap bad wine at the office for end of month... now I'm home and on the good stuff

Eff me it's hot, and only going to get worse tomorrow. When I have my work xmas party. Outside. In a park. In western sydney. In the middle of the day. Who's bright idea was that???

Lucretia: Wine in freezer is v. v. smart idea - means drinking time arrives faster. Also, please start something that will send the people crazy...need some light entertainment.



#17 Coffeegirl

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

It's an old school cider that's for sure.  Not as sweet as the Rekorderling (sp).  

The kind that makes your teeth squeek original.gif

Was too freakin hot and I was too cranky to cook so I ordered pizza and pasta delivery.   P-plate delivery guy left half his tires on my driveway when he couldn't hillstart  rant.gif   More for me to be cranky about, but I can pull out the pressure sprayer tomorrow and clean it I guess.  He did deliver my yummy dinner.   tongue.gif

#18 skylark

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

I feel like I don't belong here as although I am drinking, we just got back from the beach across the road and now my husband is cooking dinner. For once, life is good (she says, touching wood frantically).

#19 statua angelam

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

*Disclaimer - I haven't made this before, so I can't say whether it turns out well or not*

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 & 1/4 cup self-raising flour
Pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2/3 cup milk

(For honey cream cheese icing)
225g cream cheese
1 & 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
2 tbsp honey

- Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
- In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and creamy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.
- Add vanilla and honey, beat until well combined.
- Add coconut.
- With a large spoon, fold in flour, salt and spices alternately with milk.  Fold until just combined and mixture is almost smooth.
- Pour batter into a greased and lined 11x7x1.25 inch cake pan.
- Bake for 30mins or until tester comes out clean.  Cool for 10mins before turning out on rack.

- In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add sugar and honey.  Continue to beat for 3mins or until smooth and fluffy.  
- Spread on cake.



#20 HollyOllyOxenfree

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

I just ate a plate of spaghetti and tomato sauce. and yes, I mean tomato sauce out of a squeezy bottle.

I haven't tried the rekorderlig, but generally I'm a fan of the more traditional ciders like bulmers and magners. will have to give it a try.

howdo, that sucks sad.gif I'm guessing by this time of year the kids are just over it. and the teachers I assume

ETA - thanks Ange. think I will have to give it a try, it sounds pretty good

Edited by HollyOllyOxenfree, 30 November 2012 - 06:30 PM.


#21 Coffeegirl

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

If I kill my children wil any of my EB friends come and help me dig the holes to bury them in?

#22 Ianthe

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

I'm in. The kid's Dad is here so he is putting Oscar to bed, 2 kids are at church and one isn't coming home and one won't be home until 9 and the 2 middle ones are drawing quietly. And I did a quick cleaning blitz before we went out so the house looks presentable too. So slowly starting to relax.

#23 RealityBites

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Can someone pour me a virtual drink? 4 months pregnant and I would kill for even some imaginary alcohol! I'm not a big drinker usually but pregnancy brings out the craving ..

#24 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

Thanks Ange Vert! That sounds really nice, will give it a try.

Have gone the ice cube in the wine path! The freezer was too much palaver....

So there it is ...my 1000 th post..and it's about cake and booze. Quite fitting actually...

(Had a half a*sed attempt at drafting a scandalous WDYT but I just don't have it in me....I cant compete with EB crazy tonight!) In addition to which it may have been closed, and I might lose my impeccable warning count...am currently on 0 warnings...how boring am I?)

#25 Ianthe

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE (skylark @ 30/11/2012, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just poured myself a glass of Baileys on ice, because it's Christmas, therefore ridiculous cream liqueurs must be drunk!


That has appeared to be a nightly ritual for me this week ninja.gif




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